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Man killed in shooting near downtown Columbia (SC) on Saturday afternoon
The State ^ | June 28, 2014 | SARAH ELLIS

Posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT by Gamecock

COLUMBIA, SC — A man was killed in a shooting near downtown Columbia on Saturday afternoon.

Columbia police responded to 1301 Pine St. around 4:30 p.m. to find one man had been shot. The location is about a block from the intersection of Harden and Gervais streets, near the Richland County Administration Building and Allen University.

The man later was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police think the shooting was not a random act and have good leads on a suspect, according to spokesperson Jennifer Timmons. Officers are investigating a motive.

The victim was not named. No information about the victim was immediately available, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: crime; southcarolina

1 posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT by Gamecock
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Near downtown?

This is actually in the midst of a colony of sons of 0bama and their lady friends.

To call it “near downtown” is a bit of sensationalist reporting. No one I know will be surprised by this.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:13 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

No information about the victim, no description of anyone. But the police don’t think it was a random attack.

Code words. Everyone knows the basics of what happened here.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:46 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: upchuck

SC Ping


4 posted on 06/28/2014 6:34:06 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

downtown has become code for “don’t walk the streets after dark”.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 6:34:29 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Gamecock

Wouldn’t that be natural causes in Columbia?


6 posted on 06/28/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Gamecock

Have you noticed how many more shootings are occurring in Barry’s new “fundamentally transformed” America? Barry has turned the entire country into a Chicago style Gangland. Gangstas are everywhere.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Gamecock; Tax-chick

If memory from 2012 is correct, there are some bars not far from there.
Someone made an unwanted pass, rejected an unwanted pass, belonged to wrong gang/group/clique, or flashed too much cash and got robbed?


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:40:41 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

The bars are about 1/2 mile or so away. Some feral youth from this area have been known to wander down to the bar district and cause horrible mischief.

I don’t believe in karma, but perhaps this is an example of such.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 6:48:25 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock

I make it a point to not be anywhere near that area whenever possible.

A couple of things take me through every so often and at least they are usually in daylight.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 6:51:08 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: Gamecock
Slightly off-topic -

I'm seriously thinking of moving to upstate SC (Greenville area) by end of this year - any suggestions?

11 posted on 06/28/2014 7:06:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Gamecock

One can hope for karma.
If lucky.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 7:07:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Gamecock

Secondary thought: how far from the buffalo wild wings is this?


13 posted on 06/28/2014 7:10:32 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Gamecock

Are those the bars near the university? 5 points area?


14 posted on 06/28/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We in Aiken County would welcome you.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 9:48:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Gamecock; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Thanks for the ping.

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16 posted on 06/28/2014 9:50:06 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Steely Tom

Pharmaceutical entrepreneurs engaged in spirited competition?


17 posted on 06/28/2014 10:10:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: Gamecock

Three blocks from Benedict College and Allen University, two of the worst historically black colleges in the country; four blocks from Gonzales Gardens, which is one of Columbia’s projects. My guess is a “business” dispute. That neighborhood is a hellhole.

}:-)4


18 posted on 06/29/2014 3:13:19 AM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: dandiegirl

Yup.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 4:12:53 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Greenville is a nice place. Little cooler than Columbia (99 vs 100 degrees.). Traffic is horrible. Close to the mountains. Not sure about the cost if living.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 4:18:48 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Great little city. Moved here 8 years ago never want to live anywhere else.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 4:33:10 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Area’s out near Simpsonville very nice.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 4:34:25 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Greenville has really become a great place to live.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 4:39:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Gamecock

“Not sure about the cost if living.”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

How is the cost if you’re dead;>)


24 posted on 06/29/2014 6:31:19 AM PDT by RipSawyer (May the force be with you against the farce.)
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To: Moose4

Some may think I am repeating an old joke or urban legend but I will swear on my Confederate Great Granpappy’s grave this is the absolute truth. I tried working as a recruiter in an employment agency in Columbia over forty years ago, one day a young graduate from Benedict college came in looking for work. He filled out an application and in the space which asked for hobbies he entered “chest”. After talking to him I truly wanted to advise him to go and look for an attorney willing to sue the school to get his money back for him but I knew better than to say it. It really was a shame for someone to spend several years when he could have at least been earning minimum wage or better and building usable skills in a school which seemed to be set up for the purpose of making the graduate less equipped for life than when he entered.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 6:44:37 AM PDT by RipSawyer (May the force be with you against the farce.)
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To: Gamecock
Allen University

One of those non-diverse "universities" where you don't have to read cursive to graduate.

26 posted on 06/29/2014 7:22:17 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: RipSawyer
How is the cost if you’re dead;>)

Then you get to vote democrat and get all kinds of benefits.

27 posted on 06/29/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Gamecock
Update !

Arrest made in deadly shooting at boarding house

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Columbia police made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting at a boarding house Saturday.

Police responded to the home in the 1300 block of Pine Street near downtown and found a man with a gunshot wound around 4:30 p.m., Jennifer Timmons with the Columbia Police Department said.

The man was transported to the hospital where he later died, Timmons said.

The victim's name has not been released.

On Sunday, Timmons said Joseph Jacob Minson, 58, was arrested and charged with murder.

The property manager of the boarding house said the victim was shot on the back porch and both the victim and suspect were residents of the home.

Timmons said witnesses told police that they heard Minson and the victim arguing moments before the shooting.

Minson was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

28 posted on 06/29/2014 7:31:52 AM PDT by csvset
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To: PistolPaknMama
One of those non-diverse "universities" where you don't have to read cursive to graduate.

Let me fix that for you.

One of those non-diverse "universities" where you don't have to read cursive to graduate.

29 posted on 06/29/2014 9:47:36 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: csvset

Thanks for the update.

I guess I owe the feral youths an apology. At that time of day they were no doubt sleeping off the previous nights festivities.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 9:49:32 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock

Older chap, boarding house, probably arguing about a woman would be my first guess followed by either money or dope.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 10:46:21 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Gamecock

Well, there’s that, too. lol


32 posted on 06/29/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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